A pair of downtown and uptown Jeanne Lottie sample sales promise to beef up your bag wardrobe while leaving you with lots of dough to stuff in your new purse. Visit the Jeanne Lottie (www.jeannelottie.com) boutique (106 Yorkville, 416-975-5115) today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28) to shop for handbags, shoes and accessories discounted by up to 80 per cent. Saturday and Sunday (March 29 and 30), the sale moves to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (7095 Woodbine, 905-474-0444).
As the weather warms up, the melting mountain of snow on your previously piled-up patio is leaving it looking a little bare. Get a jump on outfitting suddenly useful decks and balconies at Elte’s (80 Ronald, 416-785-7885, www.elte.com) outdoor furniture sale event. Until April 6, everything from their chic outdoor furniture collection is 20 per cent off.
If sex-toy shopping during the day doesn’t turn you on, Come as You Are’s (701 Queen West, 416-504-7934, www.comeasyouare.com) annual Midnight Mayhem party is sure to flip your switch. Tomorrow (Friday, March 28), the shop opens up between 9:30 pm and 12 am for all your fornicating needs. Stop by for free cupcakes, product steals and deals, hourly door prizes and DJ tunes.
Speaking of deals
Mark next Thursday, April 3 in your calendar for SpeakEasy’s spring craft show. From 8 pm to midnight, the Gladstone Hotel’s (1214 Queen West) second-floor lobby and studios fill up with artists and designers selling their crafty wares. Look for Joy Pottery’s functional ceramics, Ashley Winnington-Ball jewellery, the Gnarled Branch beer-cap pins and over 30 other exhibitors. Admission is pwyc. Log on to www.SpeakEasyTO.com for more info.